The Central NY Library Resources Council supports libraries in Herkimer, Madison, Oneida & Onondaga counties and advocates for libraries everywhere!

CLRC has a rigorous program of Continuing Education events to fit the needs of librarians, archivists, historians, and other professionals in Central New York.

In December 2013, the Continuing Education Committee re-committed to training emerging and practicing library, archives, museum and non-profit professionals in the below core competencies of library and information management, as identified and promulgated by the American Library Association in 2009. So that class participants can more easily manage and track how these classes fit into their own professional development, courses will be categorized with the following information:

  • Foundations of the profession – role of information professionals, history, types of information agencies, policy, advocacy, soft skills
  • Information resources – knowledge lifecycle, acquisitions, collection management, preservation
  • Organization of knowledge – standards, principles, systems
  • Tech skills – tech used in libraries, applying tech in info professions, evaluating tech, examining emerging technologies
  • Reference services – principles, retrieval techniques, working with diverse populations, info literacy, advocacy, current awareness
  • Research – methods, current findings, assessment
  • Continuing education – practice, role of library in lifelong learning, instructional methods/theories, principles
  • Management – planning/budgeting, personnel management, assessment, collaboration, leadership principles

We are always looking for experts in different areas of librarianship, including technical skills, management (soft) skills, or library specific processes. Have you done something special or interesting at your library that you would like to share with others? Do you need help in putting together a class? Contact Deirdre Joyce to discuss this further.

Public librarians in New York State must complete 60 hours of continuing education every 5 years if certified after January 1, 2010.